I’m really pleased to have had a mention in the Australian Daily Telegraph.
10. Climbing in France
As the snows melt in the French Alps, a network of via ferratas (climbing routes) opens up. By means of steel cables and iron brackets anchored into rock faces, climbers reach a high-altitude world that would otherwise be seen only by hardened alpinists.
If you can get over the tingly feeling in the soles of your feet as you contemplate the smooth stone precipice before you, rest assured that it’s actually safer than most Alpine sports and lets you see the peaks and forested valleys of the Savoie region from angles not possible from the ski slopes.
Simply Savoie runs weekends between May and October, in which experienced mountaineer Mark Tennent helps newcomers to pluck up the courage to tackle the mountain heights (simplysavoie.com).